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eral Lee retired in despair from Greenbrier, and Gen. Floyd ran away from Cotton Mountain. Two rebel raids into Eastern Kentucky have been met and repulsed, and at last accounts Humphrey Marshall, and his discomfitted followers, utterly demoralized, were running through Pound Gap. An army of near twenty thousand men, under General Lander, looks up the Valley of Virginia toward Winchester. The gun-boat fleet at Cairo is well advanced, and there will be no difficulty, presently, when Gen Halleck pacifies Missouri, in starting the long talked of Mississippi expedition by land and river, in proportions commensurate with the conquests expected of it, On the Western frontier, also, an expection that will be thirty thousand strong is being organized, with which it is designed to penetrate from Kansas. to the Gulf, and leave no secessionism in its path. And throughout the North, from Maine to Minnesota, are tens of thousands of volunteers in camps of instruction, forming an immeuse r
cessity then to attack Columbus or Bowling Green.--Starvation will do the work. The New Orleans Delta, in a late edition, says:" The safety of the whole South depends on the result of the battle at Columbus. This place once taken, there can be no effectual resistance at other points." In military philosophy a position turned and besieged is equal to a place captured. Hence, according to the New Orleans Delta, the safety of the whole South is in jeopardy. The victory announced. Gen. Halleck sends this message to Gen. McClellan: Fort Henry is ours! The flag of the Union is re-established on the soil of Tennessee. It will never be removed. Commodore Foote's report. U. S. Flagship Cincinnati off Fort Henry, Tennessee River, Feb. 6, 1862. The gun-boats under my command — the Essex, Commander Porter; the Carondelet, Commander Walker; the Cincinnati, Commander Stembel; the St. Louis, Lieutenant commanding Paulding; the Conestoga, Lieutenant commanding Phelps; th
olonel Geary. Large numbers of rebel pickets, mounted, were stationed all the afternoon near Bolivar. "the Cumberland river expedition" marching to attack Fort Donaldson. Louisville, Feb. 7. --General Grant will attack Fort Donaldson to-morrow. Three large steamers, Benjamin J. Adams, F. H. Fairchilds, and Baltic, left here for the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers this evening. All quiet along the line of the Louisville and Nashville railroad. A dispatch from General Halleck to Gen. Huell this evening says: We have taken Fort Henry. The enemy has retreated on Paris, leaving part of his guns. Our cavalry are in pursuit. A large expedition for the South. Of the reported firing at Red Bluff, near Savannah, last week, the Herald says: The arrival of the sloop-of-war Savannah at this port from Port Poyal yesterday, may throw some light on this reported attack. The Savannah left on the 30th ult., and she reports that a formidable expedition, inc